Panelists for the Women’s Panel Announced

The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, is pleased to announce the participants of the wildly popular Creative Forces: Women in the Biz panel, which takes place on Saturday, February 7. Moderator Madelyn Hammond, President, Madelyn Hammond & Assoc., and Former Chief Marketing Officer for Variety, will guide this assembly of creative and powerful women discussing not only their own individual careers, but collectively what they have faced as women in the industry.

10-10-10 Student Competition Begins!

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, which runs January 27-February 7, announced today the finalists for the 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking Competition and Student Screenwriting Competition, presented by Relativity Education. The festival is excited to also announce that the new presenting sponsor will award the competition’s four winners with full scholarships to the Relativity Education LA-based summer workshops, along with a digital release of their films.

Panelists for the Writers and Producers Panels Announced

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, is pleased to announce the panelists from some of the most popular signature features of the year. This highly-acclaimed panel series invites accomplished industry professionals, most of whom have emerged as Academy Award nominees, to come together for lively, informative and revealing discussions.

Outstanding Directors honoring Chazelle, Linklater, Miller, Poitras and Tyldum

As part of the 30th Anniversary celebration, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will expand its ever popular director’s panel into the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award, presenting to some of the most talked about and innovative filmmakers from the past year. The tribute will begin at 8pm on Wednesday, February 4 at the Arlington Theatre and will be moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg.

SBIFF welcomes 24+ Oscar Nominees

The 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG Australia and which begins Tuesday, January 27, is proud to welcome 24 Academy Award nominees, as this morning’s Oscar nomination announcements brought news that many of the artists and films SBIFF has the privilege of paying homage to have earned spots on the most coveted of ballots.

2015 Poster Unveiled

Here’s the 30th SBIFF poster celebrating all the preceding posters since 1985! Designed once again by Barbara Boros

2015 Film and Event Announcement

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by UGG® Australia, announces its highly-anticipated line-up for 2015. The 30th edition offers a vast array of films representing 54 countries, 23 world premieres and 52 US premieres, tributes with the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community education and outreach.

Montecito Award honoring Jennifer Aniston

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is proud to announce that it will present the prestigious Montecito Award to Jennifer Aniston in honor of her celebrated career, including this year’s inspirational performance in Cinelou Films’ Cake, directed by Daniel Barnz. The Tribute will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the historic Arlington Theatre during the festival’s 30th edition.

Cinema Vanguard Award honoring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, will jointly honor Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones with the Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The actors will be celebrated for their remarkable careers, including this year’s Focus Features release The Theory of Everything, with a tribute at the Arlington Theatre during the 30th edition of the Festival.

Virtuosos Award honoring Chadwick Boseman, Ellar Coltrane, Logan Lerman, David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, J.K. Simmons and Jenny Slate

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers by presenting The 2015 Virtuosos Award to Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Logan Lerman (Fury), David Oyelowo (Selma), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Jenny Slate (Obvious Child), it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Award presentation, sponsored by Travel + Leisure, will take place Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Arlington Theatre at the 30th edition of the festival, which runs January 27 – February 7, 2015.